Tarot Leaves shows us its darker, more punitive side, with the Ten of Swords.
In some ways this card reminds me more of the Nine of Swords - a female figure menaced by sword blades from all directions. She holds her hands up as though to ward them off, as if her will alone could stop her from being pierced and sliced by these pointed, angry red shards. Her situation looks pretty hopeless, grey and bleak. On the other hand, the red of the swords brings colour to the scene. Perhaps they are exactly what's needed, even if they are fearful and unknown. Cutting their way through this place of lifelessness, perhaps they bring a necessary change, and some room to grow.
Today my mum is coming to visit. She always brings a fresh perspective and good ideas, as well as a shoulder to cry on in times of need.
I am grateful for people who can offer an outside perspective, bringing fresh light to situations.